I had a Faculty member ask me the below question. We were wondering if anyone could assist us with an answer? Thank you in advance
I am using the weighted average calculation in the gradebook. In order to replicate the syllabus weights, I have to enter percentages that I have “backed into”. As a result, the weights in Blackboard do not sum to 100% but to about 120%. The resulting number in Blackboard is less than the number that I have calculated in two different ways – one comparable to the weights I am using in Blackboard and one using the syllabus weights. Both of these provide the identical result, which is again greater than the result from the Blackboard gradebook. Hence, I am wondering what Blackboard does when the percentages do not total to 100%.